Sin and Conscience

"No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You can always have me in your company if you’re fully prepared to be true to yourself to grow as a Human. Yeah, that’s me. Yours Truly, Your Conscience."


Rating: 7.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fall down seven times. Stand up eight."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Temptation is the woman's weapon and the man's excuse."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade name of the firm, that is all."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A conscience does not prevent sin. It only prevents you from enjoying it."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bachelors have consciences. Married men have wives."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Love talks and talks. Lust is brief and to the point."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie."

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky
Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky "Less Than One: Selected Essays"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Conscience: keeps more people awake than coffee."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors."

Edward Dahlberg
Edward Dahlberg "Alms for Oblivion"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it's hurtful."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Conviction is the conscience of intellect."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness."

St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas "Summa Theologiae"

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "I'm a Stranger Here Myself"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage."

Thomas De Quincey
Thomas De Quincey "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence."

Ogden Nash
Ogden Nash "A Clean Conscience Never Relaxes"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence."

Angela Carter
Angela Carter "Nights at the Circus"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Keep always busy so that the devil will find you always engaged."

St. Jerome
St. Jerome "Epistulae"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The New England conscience ... does not stop you from doing what you shouldn't-it just stops you from enjoying it."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Courage without conscience is a wild beast."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Building a conscience is what discipline is all about."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others."

Sir Henry Taylor
Sir Henry Taylor "The Statesman"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Saintliness is also a temptation."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)